As as Las Vegas Resident and property manager I find it’s my duty to have a deep knowledge of what my city has to offer. Sin City has plenty of exciting daytime activities. Here is my list of places that anyone who visits Las Vegas or happens to move here can enjoy.
10 Things to do in Las Vegas
The Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
Sight-seeing has always been my favorite pass time. So when I learned about the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, I knew I had to get on it. It is a convenient way to see and learn the history of unique and breathtaking Sin City attractions. The bus makes to and fro trips along the Strip and Downtown making occasional stopovers at different points of interests along the route. On the bus, there are friendly, knowledgeable and very entertaining tour guides who enlighten the riders about the various city attractions like the museums, malls, casinos, Miracle Mile, the Fremont Street’s fascinating destinations, as well as prominent monuments like the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.
Hoover Dam Tour
Location: Hoover Dam Tour
How does visiting the greatest dam ever built sound to you? Las Vegas houses the worldly renowned Hoover Dam, and it is unforgivable not to visit it to learn about the engineering marvel. The dam is not only a National Historic landmark but one of the major tourist attractions in the area. Touring it takes about two hours during which you can walk the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Bridge to get a rewarding view of the dam. Furthermore, you will also get to see the Arizona side, as well as check out the theatre, power plant, exhibit halls, and the works of art.
Real Bodies at Bally’s
Location: Real Bodies at Bally’s
If you are interested in a thought-provoking study of human anatomy then visiting the Strip – Real Bodies located in Bally’s will be a real treat. It is the perfect opportunity for you to see an actual human body meticulously dissected, preserved and then strategically displayed to demonstrate how the human body works. This 11-gallery exhibition explores an in-depth meaning of life by providing a fascinating and approachable insight of what goes on inside human bodies. The entire experience takes about forty-five to sixty minutes and is open every day at 10 am to people of all ages. However, you have to purchase an admission ticket that costs $ 24.95 from the Bally’s box office.
Visit Planet Hollywood
Location: Planet Hollywood
Situated at the core of the Vegas Strip is the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which promises some unforgettable experiences. Whether you need exceptional dining, astounding entertainment, or a thrilling shopping experience Planet Hollywood will come through for you. The establishment has a breathtaking airy ambiance, multiple gambling floors, and several eateries. From these eating spots, you can enjoy delicacies like burgers, pizza, hot dogs, and fries. If you want indigenous cuisines, you will also get it from the Koi. If you are in search of water sporting entertainment, you can take a dip in the pool or jump into the FlowRider wave machine.
Visit the Iconic Stratosphere Observation Deck
Location: Stratosphere Observation Deck
Standing at an impressive 1,149 feet off the ground the Las Vegas’ Stratosphere Tower is undoubtedly the tallest freestanding observation tower in the US. You will find it at the Stratosphere hotel-casino, north of the Sahara Avenue and the Vegas Strip. From the tower deck, you will enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Sin City. The facility is open to revelers of all ages and is open every day from 10 am to 1 am, except for Fridays and Saturdays where it closes at 2 am. For a remarkable experience, it is best to visit the tower in the evenings just when the sun is about to set. Besides riding the tower, you can relax and dine at the Top of the World restaurant or enjoy some refreshing drinks at the Air Bar.
Scout the Mob Museum
Location: Mob Museum
Unknown to most people, notorious mobsters such as Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Bugsy Siegel built the city of Las Vegas. Even though these mobsters are no more, it is interesting to learn how they developed Sin City. You can do that efficiently by attending the Mob Museum situated in downtown Vegas.
Ride the LINQ’s High Roller Wheel
Location: LINQ’s High Roller Wheel
The observation wheel is at the LINQ, one of the newest dining, shopping and entertainment destinations on the Strip. It stands at five-hundred and fifty feet above the ground making it ideal for an incredible panoramic viewing of the landmarks downtown and the strip. For you to ride it, you need to pay and enter a comfortable cabin that can hold up to forty people. Moreover, if you want a more private experience you can make a reservation. Ideally, each ride takes approximately thirty minutes. Before or after your spin, you can spend the time exploring the nearby diners and shops. If you want to enjoy the view, consider standing to the right side of the cabin instead of sitting or standing on the left side.
Enjoy a trip to the Grand Canyon
Location: Grand Canyon
The daily buzz of the busy Vegas Strip will naturally wear you out. An excellent for you to break away from it all, albeit for a while, is to take a full-day guided rustic tour on a bus to either the southern or western rim of the Grand Canyon. The good thing about these guided tours is that the guides are both entertaining and knowledgeable, which means that, you will not only learn a lot about the sights but have an exciting trip as well. Some of the features you will encounter during the excursion include the Hoover Dam, Bypass Bridge, the bighorn sheep habitat, Lake Mead, the Black Canyon, the nine-hundred-year-old Joshua Tree Forest, and of course the Grand Canyon.
Take a guided tour stroll along the Fremont Street
Location: The Fremont Street
Walking is a safe and healthy way of exercising your brain and body muscles. And what better way to do that than while learning from a professional guide about the history of your new home. Under the instruction of the tour guide, you will stroll along the Fremont Street and Downtown. This will allow you to view the different historical monuments and new features that resulted from the Fremont East urban revival project. Some of these attractions include casinos, hotels, and the world’s largest video screen.
Go to a rock star pool party
Location: Wet Republic
When you settle in Vegas, one of the first things that you will notice is that the city hosts numerous daytime pool parties in different clubs. For this reason, it is always prudent to have one or two pairs of bathing suits. For you to attend most of these pool parties however you must pay. The admission fee nevertheless is worth it because it entitles you to an executive car ride such as a limo or VIP party bus, various drink specials, a guided tour of the Strip and Downtown, and the thrilling pool party. Some of the famous Rockstar pool party clubs include the Wet Republic, the Liquid Pool Lounge, Sapphire Pool & Day Club, and the Venus Pool Club.
Contrary to the common misconception that people visit Las Vegas just to gamble there are many fun and exciting activities worth doing. However, most of these activities require you to purchase an admission ticket. Fortunately, you can get discounts and offers to such facilities by acquiring passes.